– Applications close on 26th October
Benefitting from the unparalleled access to the business operations, our Finance Graduate Program at Maven is aimed at giving you the experience and theoretical support to gain your ACA/CTA qualification. Rotating through the various functions of the finance and tax team, and supported by experienced accountants day to day, you’ll also receive classroom based learning from our specialist providers. Along with study leave and competitive benefits this is a fantastic option if you have a genuine interest in accounting and tax
– Positions currently filled
Our Operations team is at the very centre of trading and technology, managing the primary control framework supporting all the forward looking elements of the business. You’ll benefit from one of the broadest educations that we offer. You’ll be responding quickly to the changing elements of the business and the external environment. Taking the driving seat for selecting and developing processes and technology, you will meet the ever-changing needs of traders, strategies and ideas.
We are looking for candidates who know how to think on their feet, can analyse complex situations and prioritize under pressure. Practical experience with SQL or Python is required.
– Applications open Monday 2nd November
Oxford University, 2018 Graduate
My alarm goes off and I listen to the news headlines on the radio in bed for a few minutes. A quick shower before I cycle in to work, crossing Tower Bridge and seeing the city in the early morning! My commute is only 20 minutes and I enjoy getting some exercise to clear my head for the upcoming day.
Arrive at my desk and get the various sheets and tools we use up and running. I’ll also check for any important overnight news and see how the relevant markets have moved overnight.
Our market opens at 7am (8am in Europe) but the first 30 minutes are quiet. I discuss trade ideas and various scenarios with one of my colleagues. The other traders on my team are very experienced so I’m constantly learning from them.
It starts to get busier as several brokers call us to refresh our prices on various option strategies they have an interest in trading – it’s our role as market makers to provide a bid and offer price to them. One trade leads to a chain reaction of other trading, and we need to adjust the prices we are making in order to reflect the fair market value.
I grab a coffee and some breakfast from the kitchen. I’ll either have yogurt or eggs depending on how busy it is but there’s always a good choice of food throughout the day!
The market is quieter so I get back to working on projects which we’ll use to inform our trading. I use python to do the analysis, which is a skill I’ve picked up since joining Maven. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our trading set up to help our decision making.
Back to the kitchen for some lunch – I make a salad with some salmon and keep an eye on the market as I eat.
A news headline on Brexit sparks a flurry of trading. We react quickly and make several trades which we believe are now good value. It remains busy for a few hours after this news and there’s a lot of information that needs to be processed in a short period.
The market closes but there’s a few bits of admin to do before I can leave. For example, I send out a summary of our team’s day to the company and check all our trades have been processed correctly.
I cycle down the road to meet my friends for a game of football. We play in a league each week and it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends from university.
I cook a quick dinner with one of my housemates and we watch something on TV to relax at the end of the day. I’ll normally try and get 7 hours of sleep to feel fresh for the next day.
2019 graduate, Cambridge University
I start my day with some orange juice, log on to the office machines from home and begin setting up our fixed income options book for trading as the electronic market opens at 7am.
Our office in Hong Kong finish their trading session and hand over the global trading book to us for the European and US hours. I really enjoy being able to trade collaboratively with other traders from across the globe. I also finish setting up the rest of the products by ensuring all our tools and systems are working properly.
The morning Zoom meeting with all traders starts and I provide a small summary of general market news and upcoming economic figures before the heads of each desk give a more detailed view of their markets. This meeting has been a new development since we started working from home and helps keep everyone in touch and informed.
European indices open and there is a flurry of trading. This is usually the busiest part of the day with lots of opportunities available so I pay extra attention to our trades and quoted prices.
Trading normally quietens down at this point so I grab some breakfast whilst my colleague watches over the trades. This is also a good time for me to work on any coding projects I have. However, I am always prepared for the market to pick up again and communicate with my colleagues via Zoom whenever I feel we need to make changes to our setup.
I take a short break for lunch and to stretch my legs. In the office we would normally order food so working from home has forced me to improve my cooking skills.
The US market opens which starts another busy period of trading. There’s some excitement as the market rallies on the back of some promising economic data and we take advantage of this to execute some good trades.
There is less trading now and I take this opportunity for a brief break to get some fruit and refocus before the last hour. I also do some stretching which helps me stay relaxed and focused.
We actively flatten our position to ensure we are better hedged against any overnight news as the European market closes. I send a summary of the day to the other traders and discuss with my team what changes we can make to our setup to improve our performance.
I finish work on some of my projects and hand over the global trading book back to our Hong Kong office. It’s been a busy and productive day and I am ready to log off and meet a few friends or family outdoors.
Applications for our 2021 London Graduate Trader Program open in September. Please view our job board to apply.
Maven deploys Market Making strategies on listed Options and Futures on multiple exchanges across Europe, America and Asia. We are consistently ranked within the top three liquidity providers on the exchanges and markets in which we are mature.
Our Portfolio Managers execute a global range of diversified strategies, seeking substantial returns on the invested capital. Our ambition is to maintain our position as a market leading multi-strategy trading desk.
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Maven deploys Market Making strategies on listed Options and Futures on multiple exchanges across Europe, America and Asia. We are consistently ranked within the top three liquidity providers on the exchanges and markets in which we are mature. We are expanding to new markets and exchanges, growing our presence and the liquidity that we can offer to the market.
Our approach to trading is scientific and technology driven. Tight integration between trading and software development and relying on cutting edge infrastructure is core to our success. Our teams of C++ / C# / FPGA developers and Trading System Engineers are responsible for our in-house applications, ranging from the world’s lowest latency execution systems, through web-based user interfaces, to tools that interrogate multi-terabyte data sets.
This statement is made on behalf of Maven Group of Companies (“Group”) pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 June 2019.
The Group firmly condemns modern slavery and human trafficking and acknowledges the importance of complying with the Act. The Group always operates in accordance with its core values. We are committed to act with integrity and fairness in all our business dealings and relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own businesses or within those of our suppliers.
The Group has companies in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States with over 190 employees. The Group specialises in market making, proprietary trading and operates across global financial markets
The Group operates in the financial services sector and therefore considers the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within its supply chain to be low. The Group’s suppliers mainly include IT providers, professional advisors and services provided by other advisory firms. However, the Group is aware that modern slavery and human trafficking can happen in any sector of activity.
As part of the Group’s commitment to prevent unethical behaviour throughout its business, the Group conducts robust background checks of employees and has a Whistleblowing Policy. The Whistleblowing Policy outlines the procedure for employees to report suspected wrongdoings anonymously to the Group or directly to the FCA, including modern slavery and human trafficking
The Group is also proud to actively promote human rights through its engagement with charities. During the last financial year, the Group implemented a Charity Policy to encourage its employees to pursue charitable activities by outlining the extent of the Group’s financial contributions to such activities.
This statement has been approved by the relevant Boards of Directors. The statement will be reviewed annually to reflect the Group’s duties under the Act.
To effectively support a rapidly expanding business across multiple sites and jurisdictions, our Business Operations teams provide industry leading advice and support enabling the business to nimbly scale and capture new opportunities. Business Operations covers Tax, Finance, Operations, Risk, Compliance, Business Development and HR.